Category Archives: Emissions

EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plants

By Athena Eastwood, Kenneth Irvin, Gregory Lawrence, Douglas Fischer and Neal Kumar On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan, which would impose the first federal limits on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants in the United States.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Emissions, EPA, Power, Regulation, Renewables

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 Energy & Commodities Regulation, Compliance and Enforcement Conference

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will be hosting its annual Energy & Commodities Conference in Houston, Texas. The program will feature informative presentations and panel discussions on the evolving regulatory and enforcement issues affecting the U.S. and international energy and … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, CSAPR, Dodd-Frank, DOJ, EMIR, Emissions, Enforcement and Investigations, EPA, ERCOT, Events, FERC, FTC, MiFID, MiFIR, Mining/Metals, Oil & Gas, Power, PUCT, Regulation, Renewables, SEC

Significant Upwind Impact: The Supreme Court Upholds Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

By Athena Eastwood, Kenneth Irvin, Gregory Lawrence, David Williams, Sohair Aguirre, and Sarah Tucker. On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (“CSAPR”).  EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P., No. 12-1182.  In a … Continue reading

Posted in Cases, CSAPR, Emissions, Energy Infrastructure, EPA, Power, Regulation, Renewables

Recent Developments in Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Supreme Court Grants EPA’s Petition for Certiorari in Transport Rule Case, and President Obama Issues Executive Directive to EPA Regarding Carbon Emissions

By Ken Irvin, David Williams, Terence Healey and Sohair Aguirre On Monday, June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) for a writ of certiorari to review the decision of the … Continue reading

Posted in CSAPR, Distressed Energy, Emissions, EPA, Power, Regulation, Renewables

Implications of the D.C. Circuit Court Decision in EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

The August 21, 2012 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to vacate EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule marks a material interpretation of EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act – an “unsettling” departure from judicial … Continue reading

Posted in Distressed Energy, Emissions, EPA, Events, Regulation, Tax

The DC Circuit Court Vacates Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Today, in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its decision vacating the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which requires significant reductions in emissions from power plants in certain states … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes CO2 Emissions Standards for New Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Generators

By  Gregory Lawrence and Athena Eastwood On March 27, 2012 the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) submitted for publication in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking that would set standards of performance for CO2 gas emissions for new fossil fuel-fired … Continue reading

Posted in Emissions, EPA, Power, Regulation, Uncategorized

FERC Staff Seeks Comments on Its Proposal for a Process to Advise the EPA

By Ken Irvin and Sohair Ahmadi On January 30, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) staff issued a White Paper explaining staff’s proposal on advising the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in responding to requests for an extension … Continue reading

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MiFIR on Pre and Post-Trading Transparency for Equities, Equity-Like Instruments, Structured Products, Bonds, Emission Allowances and Derivatives

By Doron Ezickson, Nick Shiren, Alix Prentice, Adam Topping, and Ramona Simms This is the third in our series of briefings on MiFID and MiFIR. Further, we describe new obligations set out in MiFIR to make certain pre and post-trade … Continue reading

Posted in Commodity Trading, Emissions, MiFID, MiFIR, Regulation

MiFID AND MiFIR on Position Limits and Position Reporting for Commodities Derivatives and Emissions Trading

By Doron Ezickson, Nick Shiren, Alix Prentice, Adam Topping, and Ramona Simms This is the first in a series of short briefings on radical changes proposed for the regulation and conduct of investment business set out in the European Commission’s … Continue reading

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